Patty Hammond, CFP®

Vice President, Compliance; Carter Financial Management


Patty is an award-winning financial planner, serving as a “financial coach” to clients who have experienced significant life changes, such as the loss of a spouse, retirement, or divorce. As a former educator, she brings a passion for teaching and communication simplicity to the practice.

Working with her clients and their other professional advisors, Patty helps individuals draw on their values to form investment goals and priorities, cash flow objectives, and important estate decisions. She then assists with the assessment, planning, implementation, and monitoring of financial targets to help turn goals into realities.


Patty is a long-time adjunct professor at Brookhaven College, where she teaches the Certified Financial Planner™ curriculum to aspiring CFP® certificants. Brookhaven College has honored her as one of their outstanding professors, and she is sought out by many local organizations to speak on financial planning.

She has demonstrated a career-long commitment to furthering the practice of financial planning, having served as president of the D/FW Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP), and the Dallas Chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP). She has also served on IAFP’s National Ethics Committee and the board of the Raymond James National Network for Women Advisors.

Patty serves on the philanthropy committee of the Richardson Women’s Club.


Patty has been named one of D Magazine’s “Best Financial Planners in Dallas”1 every year since 2012.


Patty is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in math and science education.


Patty is an active member of the Richardson, Texas community. Patty and her husband Bill raised their 3 children in the area. She enjoys travel and precious moments with her first grandchild.